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  • One Mighty Fine Barleywine

    If you're looking for something to age, maybe for the holidays, or you've got a bourbon barrel to fill, give this barleywine a try. It's been built to age with over 100 IBUs of hops and has an ABV of 11.4%. Cap or cork the bottles with some wax - you'll keep carbonation in and oxygen out during the aging process.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Other Ale

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    12 lbs CBW® Golden Light DME 60 min boil
    1 lb Aromatic Munich Malt Steeping grain
    1 lb Caramel Malt 40L Steeping grain
    1 oz Amarillo® Hops (8.5% AAU) 60 min boil
    3 oz Amarillo® Hops (8.5% AAU) 30 min boil
    1 oz Amarillo® Hops (8.5% AAU) 10 min boil
    3 packs WLP002 English Ale Yeast Fermenter
    2 packs WLP099 Super High Gravity Ale Yeast Fermenter
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil


    1. Bring 3 gallons of water to 152°F and steep grains for 30 minutes.
    2. Remove grains and stir in 12 lbs of CBW® Golden Light DME.
    3. Bring water to a boil and add 1 oz of Amarillo® hops.
    4. In 20 minutes, add 1 oz Amarillo® hops and yeast nutrient.
    5. After 10 more minutes, turn off heat.
    6. Cool beer to 68°F. Transfer to fermenter. fill to 5 gallons with water.
    7. Pitch three packs of White Labs WLP002 English Ale Yeast.

    Primary Fermentation: 3 weeks at 66°F-68°F.

    Secondary Fermentation: Pitch two packs of White Labs WLP099 Super High Gravity Ale Yeast. Ferment 2 weeks at 65°F-69°F.

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with 3/4 cup dissolved priming sugar and 1/4 packet of WLP099 yeast for 3-4 weeks. Age up to 2 years.

    Original Gravity: 1.105

    Final Gravity: 1.021

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume: 11.4%

    IBU: 90

    Color: 15